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Please merge SQL Server Profiler related tags and add synonyms for them

I had edited in a couple of these before this post was migrated from Meta SO to Meta SF, but now there's an additional tag representing the same thing. Here are the tags involved: [sqlprofiler] (2) [...
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Why is a closed question not closed?

Would it be possible to have a closed question really closed rather than sort of, kinda, nearly, half closed? This question is currently listed as having been closed 10 hours ago, yet was edited only ...
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Ohio LinuxFest 2010

Will anyone be attending Ohio LinuxFest this year? I plan to attend and am trying to promote SF there. It looks like it's too late to run a booth, but if there's enough interest this year I'd be ...
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Who do we want to recruit for Server Fault?

Who are industry experts that we want to recruit for Server Fault? These are people who may simply be capable, knowledgeable, and a general benefit to our profession. They do not necessarily have to ...
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Moderators abusing rules [closed]

What were the reasons of my ban from SU, MSU (for a period of 1 month)? and extension of ban in SO from 7 days to a month without any warning and notification? "A Day in Penalty Box" tells: If ...
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What are the top three conferences relevant to SF?

What are the top three IT conferences that are relevant to infrastructure operations? There is likely to be debate here but we should be able to filter out several useful conferences where SF could ...
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why was the question on dev server setup moved to SU?

Coming from question: How do I get Windows XP Professional upgrade to boot directly without having to choose it at startup? Why doesn't this question belong to SF? It seems to fall into 2 ...
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What is IT and what is not?

I've found that in some fashion here the IT term is used as a synonym to technical support and sys admin: From the FAQ: ... system administrators and IT professionals[;] people who manage or ...
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Questions Around Recommendations For Hosting etc

There have been a number of questions from users asking for recommendations for: cheap web hosting VPS hosting servers more, etc. We know that a sister community, SuperUser is being developed to ...
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Mass retag: windows home server

It was pointed out that we have three tags for this particular product, whs (26), windows-home-server (8), and windowshomeserver (40). Considering how all the other Windows products are tagged, ...
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Nominate Questions or Answers to the "Hall of Fame".

Something like Useful Command-line Commands on Windows or the infamous EA answer on subnetting I'm thinking a story or answer with enough nominations could be added to the hall-of-fame. Perhaps the ...
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Blacklist domains?

Any way that we can add domains to a blacklist? I'm thinking a list of known spam related links that will require a 2000+ or 3000+ rep to link to in a post. If this already exists, there are a few ...
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How to attract more professionals?

This topic has been discussed before but I do not believe it to be exhaustive. During the first chat beta, Jeff Atwood and I were discussing potential areas where SF could be marketed to ...
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What is the process of suspending SF user?

What is needed votes, how many? by whom? how does it depnd on scores? etc, for suspending a participant in SF? Why is it being done anonymously, without any notification and reasons given?
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Quotas on downvoting

I think there should be a quota or similar system on downvoting. Numerous times my posts or questions have been downvoted, without a comment on how to make it better. My suggestion is that after X ...
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Is the voting queued for later application to the rate currently being 1?

Is the the votes queued for later application to the rate with current score equal to 1? Are the new/coming votes accumulated for future accruing to suspended user? If the score is 1, is further ...
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"participant" is not clickable. Why?

What does it mean that the author Summon's glyph/ID in question Windows Server 2008 - Connecting to 127.0.0.1 is not clickable as of the other participants?
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Does participation here mean expropriation of author moral, i.e. unalienable, rights? [closed]

First, to @all-sending-me-to-FAQ, Where do FAQ tell that: that contributions are downvoted on the basis of their formatting merits (mostly because the author had not finalized his discussion, ...
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no notifications, revisions, responses for some of my threads

Why don't I have any Email notifications from some of threads, for ex., Windows Server 2008 - Connecting to 127.0.0.1 as well as entries in revisions or responses or activities lists either for "...
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"Favorites" link in StackExchange "user menu"

I think "Favorites" should be one of the links in top user menu: Stack Exchange v ... ... ... username & reputation | favorites | log out | parent | about | faq If user stared question as "...
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Copy some generic questions from meta.SO? [closed]

There are quite a few topics that have already been covered, but the new SF user will have no understanding of what the meta.SO site is, much less how to track down some of the fundamental information ...
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How do I search my comments in SF?

I am searching (with google) questions with answers in SF in both of which I have commented. There are no results even though I remember some exact keywords and phrases (for example, "keep going", "...
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how to order my posts by time?

How can I see the list of my posts ordered by time? ---------Update1: Under posts, I did mean all posts including comments and updates (I usyally update/edit my posts multiple times). ---- ...
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restriction on downvoting newcomers

On my first 10 posts I have got over 80% of downvoting (by the same guy!). Though I am more repelled by the anonymous downvoting. Now, after over 100 posts I have downvoting over 300%. A few guys ...
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request to reopen questions

Can ask to reopen some of my questions which were closed by unclear reasons: 1) https://serverfault.com/questions/168183/open-source-alternatives-to-ms-ad-features-but-installable-on-ms-windows-close ...
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Should users <3k flag to migrate?

Currently there are "only" 100 users with >3000 reputation, i.e. who can vote to migrate a question. Everyone else (over 15 anyway) can only flag what seem to be "obvious" migration questions (...
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Possible voting options

I've just been reading a bunch of questions on the various sites regarding the moving and closing of questions. The one point that really stands out is that not everyone is happy about how frequently ...
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Fundamentals tag

This is related to the discussion here There seems to be a class of question that is more than one that would be asked by someone who really isn't a sysadmin or is just starting their career (where ...
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Why did this question get deleted?

I got back from vacation and saw I had a Teacher badge for this question, but when I went to look at the question it had disappeared. Can some 10k please tell me why this question was deleted? I'm a ...
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Networking - always an SF topic?

This fits along the lines of SF and SU having entirely different scopes, and decidedly NOT covering different complexity levels. If SU is about individual systems, and the troubleshooting of that ...
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Better search, like the one that Ask a question has

To find something on SO en SF, I always 'abuse' the Ask Question form, because it gives me immediately feedback on existing topics. If I don't see my question listed, I can then refine my question. If ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about choice of software on SF?

I see quite a few question about choosing software for one thing or another. I won't single out any in particular, as I'm asking this as a general question. Some are very clearly server related, such ...
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There are 189 questions tagged [belongs-on-superuser] on Server Fault

Update 7th June 2010 These are all gone on Stack Overflow and Super User. ServerFault is a different story: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/belongs-on-superuser - 189 questions https://...
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I appear to have got two serverfault accounts, how do I get them merged?

https://serverfault.com/users/1468/rob and https://serverfault.com/users/49805/rob are both me, I'm not sure what's happened to result in me having multiple identities. Does anyone know how/if I can ...
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Is this new SF user posting too-many/too-poor questions

Someone quite new popped up on 30th December on SF and since then has posted 12 new questions in the last 9 hours, 25 in the last day and 30 in the last 6 days since the 30th. Many if not all of ...
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I hereby nominate dickchop as Answer of the Year

https://serverfault.com/posts/165976/revisions I just love the fact that he went in and edited his answer to change hanging to hangin, but still used the term math's instead of dem number thingos. ...
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What is the correct site for Version Control questions

Since we have our discussion about networking going on I want to add similar question which seems to badly overlap between SF and SO. There are a lot of VCS questions that are asked or get bumped ...
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When should an answer be flagged?

I'm looking at this answer right here: Unlimited desktop connections in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard I'm wondering if it should be flagged as it advances a method which breaks Microsoft's ...
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Tag Formatting - Best Practices

This has already been brought up and been discussed extensively on Stack Overflow but we're already starting to see an abundance of duplicate tags with different formats - sql2005, sql-2005, etc. So ...
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Do SEO, webmaster, etc. questions belong on Server Fault?

Do questions not related directly to system administration, but rather web site administration, SEO, etc. belong on Server Fault? Return to FAQ Index
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Questions to help build up the SF repo?

So during the beta is it desirable to put questions in for others to answer that we might already know the answer to? I know that one of the big things is for search engines (Google, etc) to index ...
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Is there an RSS / ATOM feed for new questions?

Is there an RSS / ATOM feed for new questions? There is a feed on StackOverflow that is really useful. Is there an equivalent on SeverFault? Sorry if this is a duplicate or already in the FAQ but I ...
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Moving questions between sites

How to move question between serverfault and stackoverflow? Is it possible (maybe I don't have enough rep. to see this option)? Return to FAQ Index
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You migrated my question from Serverfault to SuperUser.com. How do I read it?

I asked a question here this morning and got about 5 good responses right away. I just came back to check in on it and it's marked Closed, Migrated to SuperUser.com. There's even a link, but it just ...
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Have we lost critical mass of 3000+ accounts?

Outside of when a moderators step in, I rarely see questions being closed due to receiving votes. Do we not have enough 3000+ rep people on the site or is the 5 vote limit for close too high? I'm ...
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What about server OS questions?

Currently on Super User is this question: Search content of files with unknown extension The question is asking how to do things with the search tool, in Windows Server 2008. I was wondering if this ...
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Stop sending things to SuperUser to die!!

I'm seeing SO MANY questions lately that should be KILLED ON THE SPOT that are simply being moved to SuperUser as a way to get rid of them. This should not be done. I don't know if people are scared ...
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Editing not-so-good Questions

I have an idea that part of the way we might improve Server Fault a little bit is to take questions that just are not that great but maybe have potential and edit them. I think if when users with ...
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Link back to user's parent-site profile in Meta

Since there's no "accounts" tab on SE 2.0 Meta pages, there's no link to the user's parent-site profile on the user's Meta profile page. Please add a link somewhere so I don't develop callouses ...
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Why was my question about a MySQL Server Instance configuration moved to Super User?

The question, as it was on ServerFault can be found here and the SuperUser version can be found here. It's clearly server related - I'm trying to establish a local database server for use in ...

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